Category Archives: Event Summary

Record Heavy Rain Event – April 21, 2017 (Updated with area rain amounts)

The record books got dusted off in Okarche.  The total precipitation on April 21st was 4.30 inches.  This breaks the old record for the day of 0.49 of an inch set in 2014.  Also, this set a record for the most daily precipitation in the month of April.  The previous record was 3.23 inches set on April 11, 1994.

This ranks as the 4th most daily rainfall on record for Okarche:

1 – 7.12 – 19-Aug-07

2 – 6.50 – 18-Sep-88

3 – 4.55 – 4-Mar-04

4 – 4.30 – 21-Apr-17

5 – 4.22 – 26-Aug-96

Record high in Okarche

The high temperature in Okarche on March 20th was a record setting 93 degrees.  The previous record was 86 degrees set in 1953.

In addition, the low temperature of 63 degrees set the record for the warmest low temperature on the date.  The previous record was 62 degrees set in 1972 and again in 2007.

Wet and warm February (Top 5 in both categories)

Given that we had numerous record high temperatures, and some daily record precipitation, it should be no surprise that February came in above average in both categories.  The average temperature for the month was 49.2 degrees which was a whopping 7.6 degrees above average.  The total precipitation was 3.76 inches which was 172 percent of average.

February 2017 ranks as the 5th wettest February on record, and the 4th warmest.